January 30, 2017
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Registration open for Spring Meeting in Spokane May 8-9

Hear from noted communications expert Frank Luntz at the 2017 AWB Spring Meeting. Luntz will give the keynote address, hitting on both national politics and his work finding ways for businesses to better communicate during changing times.

Luntz, who spoke at the 2012 Policy Summit, is known for finding out what the public is thinking and telling the truth to his clients, even when it's hard to hear.

The two-day Spring Meeting takes place May 8-9 at The Historic Davenport Hotel. Registration is now open.

AWB members will notice the earlier dates for this year’s event – a Monday and Tuesday in early May. The dates were chosen to accommodate the congressional calendar in the event members of Congress are able to attend.

Last year’s event boasted record attendance and this year’s meeting is expected to follow suit. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Kelli Schueler at 800.521.9325.

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Kudos to Microsoft for bold public-policy goals for Washington state

By The Seattle Times Editorial Board

Microsoft is taking its regional public service to a new level with the release of an ambitious legislative agenda for Washington state.

Under its president, Brad Smith, the company has increasingly advocated for education, transportation and economic development.

Recognizing that the entire state has unmet needs, the company is broadening its agenda beyond the Puget Sound area. Best of all, Microsoft is offering to help incubate and partly fund several new programs to get them launched.

The public benefits from such corporate citizens providing thoughtful and supportive engagement on critical policy issues.

Read the full editorial in The Seattle Times
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